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Iconic Sign Removed from New York-New York in Las Vegas

Friday, 10th January 2014

A part of one of the most recognizable hotels along the Las Vegas Strip is no more. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that earlier this week the sign that has graced the New York-New York Hotel and Casino for more than fifteen years was taken down on Tuesday, but fans

Maryland Casinos Had a ‘Green’ December, Excellent 2013

Thursday, 09th January 2014

While many parts of the nation saw a traditional “white” Christmas thanks to a very wintry December, in Maryland it was all green. At least for the state’s casino properties it was, with the last month of the year rounding out a 2013 that saw a healthy amount of revenue.

New Hampshire Lawmakers Likely to Revisit Casino Expansion Issue

Wednesday, 08th January 2014

Two hot-button issues in the United States right now – the legalization of marijuana and the expansion of gambling – are likely to be on the docket for New Hampshire lawmakers in the near-term, this according to Valley News, which reports that new land-based casino legislation is set to include

Deep Freeze Prompts IL Casino Closure

Tuesday, 07th January 2014

In a move that if not unthinkable was at least highly unlikely, a Chicago area casino was forced to close its doors because it was just too cold outside. Hollywood Casino located in Joliet, Illinois, decided that it could not remain open due to the intensely cold weather resulting from

Las Vegas Economy Said to be Recovering to Pre-Recession Levels

Monday, 06th January 2014

It’s no secret that one of the cities that was particularly hard-hit by the recession and the lingering weak economy was Las Vegas. With its reliance on visitors spending excess cash and its real estate boom – and then bust – Las Vegas was in prime position to take a

Over 125 Thousand Accounts – And Climbing – For Online Casinos in New Jersey

Sunday, 05th January 2014

State regulators in New Jersey have confirmed that over 125,000 accounts have been created so far at the online poker rooms and casinos that became legal within the state’s borders in November of 2013. The precise total provided by NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement as of December 29th, 2013 was

Caesars Files Update to Lawsuit Against Head of MA Gaming Commission

Saturday, 04th January 2014

The deadline to submit casino license applications in the state of Massachusetts may have passed when the calendar flipped from 2013 to 2014, but Caesars Entertainment is clearly still smarting from its own failure to stay in the race there. This week the company filed additional complaints in its lawsuit

Three Companies Submit Final Massachusetts Casino Applications

Thursday, 02nd January 2014

Anyone paying attention to U.S. casino news in 2013 no doubt followed the ongoing story of American casino proliferation, a race that is particularly hot and heavy in the eastern part of the nation. One state that garnered its fair share of attention last year was Massachusetts, where some of

New PokerStars Blog Post Addresses Atlantic Club Shutdown

Tuesday, 31st December 2013

In a new blog post released Tuesday, the world’s largest online poker room PokerStars says that it is “saddened” by the impending closure of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, a property it attempted – and failed – to purchase earlier this year. The Atlantic Club, which filed for bankruptcy protection

Christie Pushing for Improved Atlantic City Revenue in 2014

Monday, 30th December 2013

There’s only one full day remaining in 2013, but for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the year is clearly already over and his mind is in 2014. Specifically, Governor Christie, who was re-elected to a second term last month and whose name is often mentioned as a frontrunner for the